Throughout history, certain illnesses have been associated with moral or character flaws. In critiquing the tendency to blame individuals for their illnesses, we can challenge the ableist perspective that implies that individuals are responsible for their conditions.
The National Union of Students (NUS), Australian Law Students’ Association and the Australian Medical Students’ Association released a joint statement in November.
At two years old, I was taken to a paediatrician by my mother and pronounced mentally retarded and autistic.
Unlike its sibling, the medical model of disability, the social model offers a framework from which we, as a collective community, must look at disability.
Learning how to change your disabled self into your acceptable self.
A letter filled with love.
Self-diagnosis isn’t ironclad, and sometimes people get it wrong. Crucially, however, so do psychiatrists.
How, and why, the Disability Justice Network envisions collective liberation.
A positive perspective of lockdown.
Permanent resident applications can be rejected by the Department of Home Affairs if applicants do not meet ‘health requirements’